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    Essentially, but the bigger issue is that the...

    Essentially, but the bigger issue is that the monthly periodical, which is at the heart of the current comic publishing model, may no longer be a viable mass market product. Comics need to find a...
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    What about it? We don't have any actual sales...

    What about it? We don't have any actual sales numbers to measure how well or poorly digital sales are. The last estimate we got is that most books sell about 10% of their print numbers in digital. If...
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    They are well aware of the issues. There have...

    They are well aware of the issues. There have been attempts to address the issues, but none have been particularly successful. DC made some inroads into new markets with the Ink and Zoom lines for...
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    Pricing is a result of the problems, not the...

    Pricing is a result of the problems, not the heart of the problem. Niche products cost proportionately more than the same product in the mass market. It's economy of scale in action. When a product...
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    There is one caveat there though-the trade...

    There is one caveat there though-the trade paperback is profitable because periodical sales pay for the production of the comic itself, i.e. paying creators to write, draw, ink, letter, color, etc....
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    For the last 30+ years comics have only been...

    For the last 30+ years comics have only been available at destination stores that only bring existing customers in so there is little to no chance for new customers to discover them. The direct...
  7. Thread: MLB 2021 Season

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    I saw that they actually DFA'd him a few minutes...

    I saw that they actually DFA'd him a few minutes after I posted about the reports I saw. so it's official now. I wonder if another AL team will take a flyer on him for his power potential (he has 5...
  8. Thread: MLB 2021 Season

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    Reports are surfacing that the Angels plan to cut...

    Reports are surfacing that the Angels plan to cut Albert Pujols today.

    -M
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    I don't know, Robert Kraft might be able to give...

    I don't know, Robert Kraft might be able to give him a run for his money...

    -M
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    After taking Micah Parsons in the 1st round, the...

    After taking Micah Parsons in the 1st round, the Dallas Cowboys are declining the fifth-year option on LB Leighton Vander Esch, citing injury concerns. Stephen Jones has said in the past they hope to...
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    If Green Bay wants to play hardball, they wait...

    If Green Bay wants to play hardball, they wait until training camp starts to see if Rodgers reports. If he doesn't, they can begin fining him and then seek relief from his signing bonus and roster...
  13. Thread: 1000 books in 2021

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    Slow month for me, spending a few days in the...

    Slow month for me, spending a few days in the hospital didn't help.

    April reads:

    Eternals #2-3 (Marvel; 2021)
    Marvel Snapshot: Captain America #1 (Marvel; 2020)
    Norse Mythology #6 (Dark...
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    So if Rodgers goes to the Broncos, does that make...

    So if Rodgers goes to the Broncos, does that make Denver now the official destination for aging quarterbacks looking for one more ride to glory? And does Denver keep bringing guys like Manning and...
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    My single favorite issue featuring Phantom...

    My single favorite issue featuring Phantom Stranger and the one that made me a fan of the character lo those many years ago when it was released...
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    Well Tampa did just resign Antonio Brown to a 1...

    Well Tampa did just resign Antonio Brown to a 1 year deal because Brady wanted them to, making it all 22 starters from last year's team returning.

    -M
  17. Thread: MLB 2021 Season

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    Red Sox scored a total of 3 runs in a 2 game...

    Red Sox scored a total of 3 runs in a 2 game series against the Mets, and won both games.

    -M
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    Thanks for the well wishes all. I had a blockage...

    Thanks for the well wishes all. I had a blockage in my intestines due to a hernia. I am doing better now but I still have to manage the hernia moving forward as I am not a candidate for surgical...
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    Congrats Tami. Sorry I wasn't around for the...

    Congrats Tami.

    Sorry I wasn't around for the voting/tallying, I wound up going to the ER Sunday morning and was admitted, just got home earlier today.

    Great covers all, and I will be going...
  21. The most I ever remember reading in a single day...

    The most I ever remember reading in a single day is when I sat down to start a reread of Bone and got sucked in and read the entire all-one-volume that day, so essentially 55 issues. I rarely get to...
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    It's not a real comic though (DC never had the...

    It's not a real comic though (DC never had the Star Trek license in the 60s/12 cent cover era), but I it is a fun cover and I would make a point o get it if it were real...

    -M
  23. Thread: MLB 2021 Season

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    Acuna is the only one in MLB with 7 HR. Trout...

    Acuna is the only one in MLB with 7 HR. Trout only has 5 as of right now, not sure where you got 7.

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    A couple of things to remember from that era- ...

    A couple of things to remember from that era-

    -Doc's origin hadn't been seen in years and audiences turned over every 4-6 years, long time readers were the exception not the rule

    -so likely no...
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    Cover Contest 4/21-4/27 Devil With a Red Dress On

    This topic will come as no surprise for those who know my collecting habits form other places on the net, but for those who don't know, one of the subsets of comics I collect are covers featuring a...
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